Albert Davey was the son of George Henry and Bessie Davey of Comminses Cottages, East Worlington. The records show that he was born in Kennerley and later lived in Burrington.
|In Memory of:||Private Albert Edward Davey 48543|
|Regiment:||5th Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment – Formerly 40462 Somerset Light Infantry)|
|Died:||Killed in action 25th May 1918, aged 19|
|Served:||France and Flanders|
|Remembered with honour:||Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France Panel 56 and 57|
The Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and to the succeeding period of four months during which the army was built up behind the new front. On the 8th August 1918 the Advance to Victory began.
The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South Africa Forces who have no known grave and who fell in France during the Fifth Army retreat on the Somme from 21st March to 7th August 1918.